School Details

Leisure City K-8 Center

14950 SW 288th St, Homestead, FL 33033
(305) 247-5431
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 1121 students 14 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
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60%
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83%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
63%
81%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
56%
55%
31%
59%
60%
23%
51%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
51%
52%
49%
57%
59%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
51%
55%
42%
57%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
35%
51%
50%
56%
56%
37%
42%
47%
77%
77%
79%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
55%
75%
78%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
66%
64%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Leisure City K-8 Center is a public middle school in Leisure City. The principal of Leisure City K-8 Center is Ms. Kelli R Hunter, who can be contacted at pr2901@dadeschools.net. 1,121 students go to Leisure City K-8 Center and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 32% of the Leisure City K-8 Center students have "limited English proficiency." 98% of the 1,121 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Leisure City K-8 Center is 14:1. Aspira South Youth Leadership Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 74% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 24%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 8%
Multiracial 1% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 73%
Limited English proficiency 32% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I could definitely say this school has teachers that genuinely care about the kids in their care.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school hads excellent teachers that care about their school. The P.T.A. had to run by a teacher last year and we did a lot of great field trips and got great educational materials that was used in the classroo.

  • (5 years ago)

    they do good for as many kids that they have

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended the pre-k program at the elementary school. The teacher Ms. Cummings was excellent! I couldn't of asked for a better teacher. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. Now the office staff on the other hand can use a lesson in manners. The head doesn't know what the tail is doing. They are rude.

  • (5 years ago)

    /As a former teacher at L.C. K-8 CENTER for 24+ years my rating of Excellent is based on the years prior to my retirement in June 2008. At that time the school was operating in high mode. At the schools Elementary level staff members worked well together in order to provide the very best education possible for their students.

  • (6 years ago)

    I myself think that this is a great school for my child he currently goes there now but I enjoy that school and the faculty is amazing

  • (7 years ago)

    Leisure City K-8 Center is an outstanding school. The faculty and staff have allways been courteous to my child and myself. The most important thing is that my child has allways been content in that school and has excellent grades. Thank-You

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is very much lacking in their academic programs. The entire school program is BORING to say the least. Safety at the school is questionable & lack proper security. I was able to walk into the school without being questioned by security or anyone for that matter. I am not surprised to say the least.

  • (8 years ago)

    It is my impression that this elementary school has an average academic program. It is currently a zone school meaning that the students are performing poorly on standardized state tests. Overall the school is improving but at a slow pace.

  • (10 years ago)

    It has been a great dissappointment. What a shame that students who are trying to learn and due to lack of administration and/or leadership they have been sacrificed or short handed! Shame on you!

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